Thursday, October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Part of a speech by Steve Jobs for the Commencement Address, Stanford University, 12 June 2005

I don't think it's overly dramatic to say that today the world has lost one of its great visionaries and a true creative genius. Steve Jobs was a person who saw a world of possibilities - a world where all the creative outputs of humankind would be available to everyone - and he managed to distill this powerful concept into simple technological solutions. Steve Jobs has given the power of information and connectivity to the world - all in simplistically beautiful devices. Steve Jobs has left an indelible mark on all of our lives. RIP.

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